Category 7

Supergroup Category 7 (Armored Saint, Ex-Machine Head, Etc.) Release Their First Single “In Stitches”


Category 7‘s debut single “In Stitches” is now available via leading digital service providers. That supergroup unites members of several veteran thrash metal/metalcore, etc. outfits, and they will be releasing their eponymous debut album album on July 26th via Metal Blade. Players involved in this undertaking include:

Vocals: John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax))
Guitars: Mike Orlando (ex-Adrenaline Mob)
Guitars: Phil Demmel (Kerry King, ex-Machine Head/Vio-lence)
Bass: Jack Gibson (Exodus)
Drums: Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall/Overkill)

Demmel previously commented of the outfit, offering:

“I think we’re pretty super. Really, I feel like this is a band, not a side project. And I feel like we have written this incredible piece of music, and we’re not done. I’m so proud of the way this came together and the people who were involved. And I think we all feel super positive about this and what else we can do with it going forward.”

The band’s first single, “In Stitches“, also serves as the opener for their aforementioned debut album. A video for it was shot with Tom Flynn & Mike Watts  and itcan be seen below. Bush commented of the single:

“I read an article on an unhoused pregnant woman named Stitches who resided in Los Angeles obviously living a very difficult life that was compounded by mental illness and drug abuse. The encampment situation in my beloved city drives me bats. I balance between serious empathy and complete anger. The combination of imagining her life as well as my own internal turmoil led me to an almost humorous insanity state while writing this scathing album opener.”

Category 7” track listing:

01 – “In Stitches
02 – “Land I Used To Love
03 – “Apple Of Discord
04 – “Exhausted
05 – “Runaway Truck
06 – “White Flags & Bayonets
07 – “Mousetrap
08 – “Waver At The Breaking Point
09 – “Through Pink Eyes
10 – “Etter Stormen

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